ZF41/1 coded “kov” (Etablissement Barbier, Bénard et Turenne, Paris)
ZF41 Carrying case with WaA542
This ZF.41 complete set was dug out in Russia, where it was used on the easter front. Some markings are still visible on the mount and carrying can. Interesting fact is that it came with its original knarinol cloth and dust brush (not pictured).
Another type III ZF41/1. This one is coded “dow”, related to Opticotechna G.m.b.H., in Prerau, Czech.
Here is a type III ZF41/1 coded “gkp” (Rufs & Co manufacturer in Kassel)
For comparison wit the ZF.41 below, this ZF41/1, also coded “cxn” (Emil Busch A.-G., Optische Industrie, Rathenow), is a later type II sight. This model doesn’t use flat rollers anymore.
Here is an early Z.F.41 made by Emil Busch A-G in Rathenow (code cxn). The “K.F.” marking (Kältefest) indicates that the scope was lubricated with cold-resistant grease “Invarol”. Early ZF41 sights used flat rollers mounts.
ZF41/1 coded bearing the code “kov”, related to the manufacturer Etablissement Barbier, Bénard et Turenne, Paris.
ZF41/1 coded “cxn” for the manufacturer Emil Busch A.-G., Optische Industrie in Rathenow. The “M” marking meaning remains unknown today.
ZF.41 Carrying Can. The sand color, D type ring, WaA542 and internal hinge tell us that’s a type 4 can. Note that the tan color was not especially issued to the Afrika Korps.
Here we have a matching ZF.41 telescopic sight and carrying can. Unfortunately, the set misses the klarinol cloth and dust brush to be complete. The ZF.41 wears the code “cag”, corresponding to the manufacturer Swarovski Optik in Austria.